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{{Sexuality Info|title1=The polysexual flag|image1=Polysexualflag.png|caption1=Polysexual flag|gender(s):=Any, but not all|gender(s)_attracted_to:=Multiple, but it doesn't have to be all or two exclusively.}}
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{{Sexuality Info|title1=|image1=Polysexualflag.png|caption1=The polysexual flag.|gender(s):=Any|gender(s)_attracted_to:=Several (but not all).}}
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[[File:Polyromantic.png|thumb|217x217px|Alternative poly flag]]
   
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Polysexuality, also spelled plysexual or polisexual is the attraction to multiple genders, but doesnt have to be all of them
 
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'''Polysexuality''', also spelled '''plysexuality''' or '''polisexuality''', is the sexual attraction to many, but not all, genders. For example, a polysexual person could be attracted to all genders except men, or be attracted to exclusively non-binary people, genderfluid people and man-aligned people. Polysexuality implies that one is attracted to more than 2 genders. This can be any number of genders, up to all genders besides one.
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Polysexuality should not be confused with [[Polyamorous|polyamory]], the capacity to be in a relationship with multiple people at once, nor should it be confused with being [[bisexual]] or [[pansexual]]. The difference between being polysexual and being pansexual is that pansexuals experience attraction to all genders, while polysexuals are attracted to certain genders, but not all. The difference between being polysexual and being bi is that bisexuals are attracted to, at minimum, two genders, usually men and women, while polysexuals are attracted to many genders.
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The romantic equivalent to polysexual is polyromantic.
   
 
== Flag ==
 
== Flag ==
The polysexual flag has three stripes, pink is for same-sex/gender attraction,blue is for different sex/gender attraction, and purple is to represent the attraction across the gender spectrum.
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The polysexual flag has three stripes, pink, representing attraction to women, green, representing attraction to [[Non-Binary|non-binary]] people, and blue, representing attraction to men.
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The flag was created by user Samlin on Tumblr<ref>https://www.unco.edu/gender-sexuality-resource-center/resources/pride-flags.aspx</ref> in 2012. They posted a design to the blog ''fuckyeahpolysexuality'' with the caption, "I, as a poly individual, was greatly saddened that we don't have a flag...so I made one :P I made it similar to the bi and pan flags, since they're all in under the multisexual umbrella -Samlin".
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The flag has since been recognizable in the LGBT+ community as a symbol of polysexuality.
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The alternative ply flag was designed by an anonymous wiki user on October 21, 2020. It is designed to be easier on the eyes, while also maintaining most of the same meaning. In addition to the original stripe meanings, the lighter pink and blue stripes also represent [[A-Spec|a-spec]] ply individuals. The very light green (nearly white) stripes represents peace, as well as [[transgender]] ply individuals. It is intended to represent polyromance/polyromantic individuals, but if can be used for polysexuality as well.
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== Etymology ==
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The prefix poly- comes from the Greek prefix ''polus, ''meaning 'many'.<ref>https://www.feeld.co/blog/feeld-guides/polysexual-definition</ref>
   
 
== Resources ==
 
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Alternative poly flag


Polysexuality, also spelled plysexuality or polisexuality, is the sexual attraction to many, but not all, genders. For example, a polysexual person could be attracted to all genders except men, or be attracted to exclusively non-binary people, genderfluid people and man-aligned people. Polysexuality implies that one is attracted to more than 2 genders. This can be any number of genders, up to all genders besides one.

Polysexuality should not be confused with polyamory, the capacity to be in a relationship with multiple people at once, nor should it be confused with being bisexual or pansexual. The difference between being polysexual and being pansexual is that pansexuals experience attraction to all genders, while polysexuals are attracted to certain genders, but not all. The difference between being polysexual and being bi is that bisexuals are attracted to, at minimum, two genders, usually men and women, while polysexuals are attracted to many genders.

The romantic equivalent to polysexual is polyromantic.

Flag

The polysexual flag has three stripes, pink, representing attraction to women, green, representing attraction to non-binary people, and blue, representing attraction to men.

The flag was created by user Samlin on Tumblr[1] in 2012. They posted a design to the blog fuckyeahpolysexuality with the caption, "I, as a poly individual, was greatly saddened that we don't have a flag...so I made one :P I made it similar to the bi and pan flags, since they're all in under the multisexual umbrella -Samlin".

The flag has since been recognizable in the LGBT+ community as a symbol of polysexuality.

The alternative ply flag was designed by an anonymous wiki user on October 21, 2020. It is designed to be easier on the eyes, while also maintaining most of the same meaning. In addition to the original stripe meanings, the lighter pink and blue stripes also represent a-spec ply individuals. The very light green (nearly white) stripes represents peace, as well as transgender ply individuals. It is intended to represent polyromance/polyromantic individuals, but if can be used for polysexuality as well.

Etymology

The prefix poly- comes from the Greek prefix polus, meaning 'many'.[2]

Resources

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